Libraries offer Nittany Lion bookmark series

The University Libraries have created a seven-series commemorative bookmark, featuring the history of the Nittany Lion mascot. Single bookmarks are available the Monday before each 2008 home football game at all library locations. Gifts of support to the Libraries will be acknowledged with the full, uncut sheet of The Lion’s Roar Collector’s Bookmark Series 2008.

Over the years, the Lion has evolved from a football mascot to the revered, larger-than-life symbol that it is today. Penn State fans, students, alumni, and prospective students turn to the Lion for its spirit, enthusiasm, and its love for everything Penn State. It is illustrative of the four years students spend at Penn State—dorm living, football games, Creamery ice cream—the Lion encompasses all those memories. A walk behind the Nittany Lion mascot, shows its charm first hand—the buoyant walk, hi-five greeting, and smiles returned by all.

It is with this in mind that the University Libraries has decided to pay tribute to Penn State's treasured representative. A related exhibit, “The Lion’s Roar: Penn State Spirit,” features historical photographs the mascot, and is on display in the main exhibit hall of Pattee Library, through Dec. 30.

For more information or to make a gift, call us at (814) 865-2258 or visit us at

The exhibit is open to the public during library operating hours. Call (814) 865-3063 for a listing of general hours. For more information, contact Penn State University Libraries Public Relations and Marketing, (814) 863-4240.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009